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Prinsengracht 112 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • While I would not really call the Amsterdam Tulip Museum a museum on the scale of other major museums in the world, it is interesting and worth a visit
  • This was my favourite part of the museum-to learn how 19th century tulip farmers lived

    • by Jessie Bahrey
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      No trip to Holland would be complete without seeing tulips in some way, whether it is to take a bike ride through the tulip fields or to see a tulip garden or museum. While I would not really call the Amsterdam Tulip Museum a museum on the scale of other major museums in the world, it is interesting and worth a visit. Just don’t be expecting a museum like the Louvre.

      We were staying in a hotel near Central Station in the heart of Amsterdam, so we were easily able to walk 10 minutes to get to the Tulip Museum. The museum itself is in a small shop


      that looks like any other small store in the area, so if you are not looking for the sign, you may miss it. Inside, there is a museum shop, with thousands of bulbs, books and important information about the history of tulips. There are friendly, English-speaking staff members to assist you, and remember, any bulbs you buy must have certification or you will not be able to bring them passed customs when you return home. There are also hundreds of items with tulips as their theme-souvenirs, paintings, tools, and anything and everything that has tulips on them. In the museum room (yes, this museum is very small), there ...

      • are tulip time-lines and photographs of the history of tulips, before the mechanization of tulip harvesting made life easier for the tulip growers. This was my favourite part of the museum-to learn how 19th century tulip farmers lived.

        This very small museum takes only a short while to go through, and it is well worth a visit, even if you are not a tulip grower; if you do love tulips, take some time to speak to the staff about the seasons, growing conditions, and other important tips on growing these flowers where you live. We have bought our tulip bulbs here all three times we have been to Amsterdam,

        and I now have gorgeous tulips that appear every spring. I have red, multi-coloured, orange, yellow and a few deep purple, and all my neighbors have asked for bulbs whenever I visit this country.

        While Amsterdam Tulip Museum is more of a tulip store and information centre than a museum, it is a great place to learn about these flowers. Admission is free, and the it is open every day, year round, from 10am-6pm. It is a 15 minute walk from Central Station, and is across the canal from Ann Frank House. Both buses and trams stop at Wester Kerk, a tall tower, and from there the museum is steps away.




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